[This piece was slightly edited for brevity and readability; see full video of the session on YouTube.] Quirke: Hello gentlemen. Thank you for your time today. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, I’ll start with you. If you wouldn’t mind, please tell us what’s in store – in terms of global rain distribution […]
Intro by Michael Quirke: I recently discovered this “What you need to know about climate change in 24 easy steps”...
Do the climate sensitivity estimates (est. warming response) incorporate the albedo effect? What’s “Earth System Sensitivity”?
Summary of Comments — Dr. Bart Verheggen: “The albedo effect due to the response from the big ice sheets...
Summary of Comments from the CCNF Scientist Community: Dr. Andrew Dessler: This is interesting and will help us shake...
What are our readers to make of the slow-down in global surface temperature rise after 1998? What’s often heard in my neck of the woods is something along the lines of what Dr. Neil Frank, former KHOU-TV meteorologist and beloved Houston personality, wrote in the Houston Chronicle last Friday: “If global warming will be […]Read more ›
Part II: History of climate change science (1969-1990) according to Daniel Yergin [General Commentary]
Introduction by Michael Quirke: As a layman trying to understand the climate change issue, I have been on the hunt for a fair and readable accounting of the history of climate science [and the science of climate change] for the CCNF Scientist Community and readers to discuss. In a previous post, I presented a […]Read more ›
Does “business as usual” lead to an additional 56-108 extremely hot days (over 95°F) per year by 2100? Extreme weather & sea level rise predictions by the “Risky Business” report [Fact Checking]
The following graphics and block quotes are from a recent report on the economic risks of climate change by the Risky Business Project. The video toward the end of the post is from the Risky Business website. For more about the report and its authors, and the heavyweights in the financial world backing the project, […]Read more ›
Part I: History of climate change science (1836-1969) according to Pulitzer-Prize winning author [General Commentary]
A note by Michael Quirke: I have always found that one of the best ways to learn about the present is to look to the past, so for this post we’ll be looking back in time to explore the history of climate change science. For instance, when was man-made climate change first hypothesized? When did it become an […]Read more ›
Welcome to the new fact checker/commentary section of CCNF 2.0! In this section, scientists in the CCNF Scientist Community (and their guests) comment on or fact check excerpts of stories on climate change from the outside media. The material, which is selected by the journalist (yours truly), comprises “anything influencing […]Read more ›
Science Magazine: “Outsider Finds Missing Global Warming” and NASA data sets “have underestimated the pace of warming between 1997 and 2012 by an estimated 158% and 49% respectively.” [Fact Checking]
Summary of initial comments (paraphrases and quotes): Dr. Andrew Dessler: “I really liked this article and I learned a few things — such as the fact that Cowtan and Way are not climate scientists, but are contributors to Skeptical Science.” Will add one point: “While I accept their adjustment, this does not […]Read more ›